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QLD sup titles 2012

Our long weekend has been a bit of a write off weather wise, with freezing temps and rain every day!  It is winter, in every sense of the word, just begging you to wrap up in a blankie and sip skinny hot chocolates in front of the TV.

Nah, that would be boring….

The QLD SUP titles were held for the first time and I was proud to be a competitor in this ever expanding sport.  Sure, the weather could have been a bit kinder to us, but we all braved the elements and tested our abilities.

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On the Saturday was the 17 km downwind and creek paddle, which was going to be the furthest I have ever paddled standing up. EVER.  I didn’t want to think about it too much and thought I would just tackle the pain and last few kilometres when I came to it.  Phew, it was a toughie and I finished in 3rd place in 2.04 hours. Every muscle in my body was aching..

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There was no time to be sore and sorry as the technical sprint race was on Sunday morning.  This is a 5 km race in and out through the surf, it really tests surf skills on the boards plus fitness combined.  With only a few sessions up my sleeve for this type of racing I was so pleased to come out runner up in this event. It was great fun, and can’t wait to do another.  Much prefer this to the distance racing!

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So apparently, I am now off to the National titles in August, which is something I certainly didn’t think I would be doing at the start of the year when I entered my first race.  Better brace myself for more chilly mornings ahead…

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